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>> in the news this saturday morning the dumbarton bridge is closed and will be all weekend long for retrofit work. we will update their overall progress. and in afghanistan two suicide bombers used a base used by nato troops this morning. dozens are dead and dozens more injured. good morning. i'm terry mcsweeney. saturday hear. everybody getting out for the long weekend. let's check the forecast. >> good morning, everyone. emeryville we have plenty of cloud cover. beginning the new month, the long holiday weekend. the last weekend ever august is upon us and today will be the coolest day of the long holiday weekend. we have a marine layer that extends all the way into the delta this morning. areas of mist and drizzle around the coast and temperatures are
mainly in the 50s. by noontime we are going to see some sunshine. but still the 50s at the coast, the upper 60s around the inland valleys and the warmest numbers just touching 80s. we will be mild gin land but we will be a good, five, eight degrees below average today. more fog across the bay tonight. then there's a wind shift and that will set the stage for warmer weather. terry. >> thank you very much. break news out of contra. the contra county fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire that burned two homes. it started at 3:00 this morning off concord boulevard. firefighters had it under control in about 50 minutes. there are know reports of any injuries. we will bring you more details as the information becomes available. the dumbarton bridge is closed this entire labor day weekend. take a look at the last cars crossing the dumbarton bridge between menlo park and fremont last night. about 30,000 vehicles a day cross it.
on any given weekend it's shut down for seismic retrofitting and it's going to reopen 5:30 tuesday morning if time for the back to court commute. this picture she's works on the eerily quiet bridge. they will install new steal bearings to give it more flexibility when the next big quake hits. >> it's two disks and they slide over each other. it gives the bridge up to four feet of movement in any direction. >> alternate routes include the bay bridge, the san mateo bridge and the south bray you have the 101-237apd loop. and another traffic alert this weekend. this one is san francisco. fremont street is closed from howard to mission treat street right where drivers get off the bay bridge. a detour is provided for the new transit bay terminal. fremont remains closed there until tuesday morning.
the exclusive waze reports our closers this weekend. you can find it on our website and download it and become a traffic spotter. new this morning a developing story in central afghanistan where the taliban is claiming responsibility for two suicide bombings at an afghan military base this morning. a dozen people are confirmed dead, including four afghan police officers. no nato troops were killed but some are among the injured. one bomber was on foot, followed by the second attacker who detonated a truck bomb. fifty-seven others injured, mostly civilians. in a separate action the pentagon has us droughns fired a missile and killed five in pakistan. an outpouring of support for a san jose firefighters who collapsed on the job. it was the quick thinking of colleagues that saved his life. the 42-year-old suffered a massive heart attack fighting a fire at the cathedral. more from karina rusk. >> san jose firefighters are a family and today they know they
saved a life of one of their own. >> he was not breathing at that point. initiated cpr. >> firefighter frank ryan suffered a heart attack yesterday after helping knock down a fire at st. patrick's cathedral. he had been with the department for 15 years. captain brian indicot is one of his many friends and works with him at station one. >> we do this every day. it's what we do. but when it's one of your own, he goes down, you know, i don't think you can be prepared for that. >> not only are san jose firefighters supporting the family, two brothers and a sister, but they are getting support from across the area. >> i have gotten phone calls from oakland, santa clara, agencies of that had very tragic line of duty deaths over the last few years. and they are calling us now to say you were there for us.
>> members of st. patrick's cathedral are grieving their own loss. it could take months to rebuild the church which has a congregation of 16,000. the vast majority of parishioners are vietnamese and seeing the damage at this sacred place is difficult. >> the image, i felt right here, you know, is this vietnam or what. it's really bad. just an awful feeling. >> the range of emotions could be more intense at regional medical. there is gratitude from the colleague and his life and hope for recovery. >> a situation that ended up going down inside there, but he's a fighter. he's fighting for his life right now. we just hope that he pulls through. >> and firefighters will continue to keep an around-the-clock vigil, hoping for some good news. it has been a difficult august. earlier this month the department mourned the loss of a 41-year-old fire captain, jose
martinez, died fight ago jerry aggressive form of cancer. in san jose, karina rusk, abc7 news. >> this morning police are hunting for a sexual predator who attacked a woman in san jose. this happened sunday just after 7:00 p.m. near park mohr avenue. this morning police have released a sketch of the suspect. he's described as about 5'7", between 35 and 45 years of age, broad shoulder speakers a dark complex. his hair was cut in a flat-top style. after a search, san jose hasn't seen any homicides for a week. it was one of the most violent stretches in san jose's history, 8 lives in 23 days. august 23rd they transferred officers, authorized overtime and flooded gang known areas with police, making more than two dozen arrests. they say the efforts are working.
but the some say the reason may be more elucy. he said don't assume there was less violence because there were no homicides. it could be because the ballet missed by half an inch. this morning the owners of an iconic san francisco italian restaurant in north beach have served their last meal after following six decades in business. cesar's restaurant served family style meals for 50 years. they closed last night. more than five hundred finers enjoyed the last meal and to say good-bye. they said they were forced because of economy. he said the locals who kep it going have moved away, and others have aged. he said, oh, this is the place, you know. >> i come at least once every two weeks. and then when i don't want to cook, i used to come down.
>> crease as was packed the last two weeks selling out of a members found out it was opening. they said it's possible they could open another cesar's in the next two years. it's one of the worst years for west nile virus. we will tell you about the warnings. and cal fans finally get to see the stadium makeover as
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>> welcome back, everybody. it's ten minutes after five on this saturday morning. looking out on a live picture of the embarcadero. you see the ferry building and the bay bridge. i can tell you right now from a very good authority, lisa argen,
53 degrees and the wind is blowing. you see the flags blowing a bit. winds out of the south, it looks like. much more from her on how long this overcast is going to be lasting and a beautiful warming trend, i believe. we will hear from her shortly. new this morning, on tuesday control officials plan to spray parts of mountain view where mosquitoes tested positive for west nile virus. it will take several hours for it to complete. some of the adult mosquitoes collected thursday in the 94040 zip code tested positive. information packets about the fogging will be distributed to residents in the treatment area today and tomorrow. again, that fogging is scheduled to again late tuesday night. also new this morning, a u.s. coast guard cutter deployed from it's home port since march will return home in a couple hours. it is scheduled to be back in port at 7:45 this morning. the cutter's return follows a
161-day, 38,000 nautical mile deployment in the western pacific and southeast asia where it conducted operation was the u.s. navial forces. the cutter is named for an an add mural who was credited for expanding the guard's megs. the cal bears take the field this morning at their newly renovated stadium. we got an inside look at the extreme makeover fans can look forward to at today's season opener. >> reporter: the final screws are in place, the turf is ready and the menu is set. 89 years after memorial stadium opened, it's reopening with a $321 million renovation and seismic retrofit. >> we are testing out the systems, the scoreboard, the sound, preparing the food and beverage, getting things set up to host 63,000 folks. >> 63,000, that's 9,000 fewer than the old stadium seating allowed, but these new bleachers
are aluminum. pans are excited they won't leave the game with then famous splinters in their seats anymore. some of the old benches line the halls of the hall of fame. this looks like a restaurant but it's a field club. it's one club where donor who paid thousands can get supreme seating and food. but all game-goers can enjoy the cuisine. >> i think it's extremely diverse and we want to appeal to that clientele. >> a top dog and a portobello mushroom sandwich is there for all. >> we have 550 staff members and contract staff next that will be here supplying food and beverage to cal fans of all size and shapes and sizes. >> on the 8th floor you need a six figure membership to get in but it's a pricily view of
berkeley open, the bay. some say it's the best view in the bay. we will have to wait to see with a the fans say. abc7 news. that game is told out. >> hi. >> hi, lisa. how are you doing? >> talk about this being sold out. you can pay six figures and get the view of the bay area or pay nothing and just get the game wishes is kind after good deal, a lot of people feel. what kind of weather are we going to have in berkeley there afternoon for the big game? >> we have a lot of clouds around right now. some areas of fog at the coast and some drizzle, as well. of -- some of that fog is denser in spots. emeryville, in the 50s. we are talking the coolest day of the week and the weekend, i should say, and then a significant warmup for the holiday. i'll put it all together next. >> folks, that is the freshest forecast you will ever have.
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>> 5:17. looking back toward san francisco over the east bay. see the bay bridge there. i tell you, it might be a little more busy than usual this weekend with the dumbarton closed down all weekend long.
we will find out if temperatures are going to be going up a whole lot. i know we have a warming trend bushes how much? we will mind out from lisa momentarily. the floodwaters from isaac have receded and the power slowly coming back on to allow businesses to reopen for the weekend. new orleans face as slow recovery that left 400,000 people without electricity. lines to buy gasoline stretch down the street, giving people a chance to express frustration over the power outages. interesting about isaac. it brought much-needed rain to much drought stricken areas of the country. but it was a blessing for others so kind after mixed bag when it was all said and done. >> certainly. each storm is different. this one still has a also punch to it. showers and storms in the nation's midsection from isaac. for us today we are look at one of the cooler days of the weekend. in fact, if you like it cool, today is your day. if you want it much, much
hotter, temperatures will warm up significantly tomorrow and labor day. 6:40 is our official sunrise. 7:48 it will be setting. the marine layer extends anywhere from 1200 feet to over 3,000 feet. the winds a little breezy from the city all the way out toward concord. so live doppler hd shows the low clouds and fog not only in marin county in the peninsula, on the peninsula, but over into the east bay with the delta breeze blowing and that will allow for temperatures to feel pretty cool again today. it's 56 this morning at fremont. good morning, 53 in san francisco with 58 in oakland, as well as san jose. so we will be looking at these winds throughout the afternoon around the bay. but at sfo they are gusting to 20 miles an hour. in concord wind gusts to 24 while we have a west wind at 7 in hayward. definitely a little breeze out there. cloudy with areas. drizzle. closer to the coast we look for
partly cloudy skies toward noontime and temperatures really should be about 70 in the cities, mid-80s, north, south end of the bay and the inland valleys will be shy of that, barely reaching 80 today. much more tomorrow as we see more of a northerly wind and offshore flow as we head toward labor day. here's what you can expect today through 10:00, 11:00. the clouds holding on into the east bay. by noon we have plenty of clouds on the marin and the peninsula. but 5:00 some sunshine for the sausalito art festival. if you are headed to milbrae, there will be some sunshine there. it will take some time, though. a big festival there tomorrow and today with plenty of folks expected there. here's the way it looks for tomorrow morning with more low clouds and fog. but the burn-off is going to be much, much quicker for sunday as this upper level trough, which is bringing the cooler weather, the taller marine layer, the
healthy onshore flow, continues to slide to the east of us today. the coolest day today definitely, and then by tomorrow we are looking at a pretty nice warmup. more like summer. 74 in santa clara today with 72 in milpitas. plenty of 70s south with about 70 in san mateo. 58 with the clouds in pacifica. san francisco about seven degrees below average with the high of 63. and in the north bay look for a low to mid-70s from pet aluminum ma to santa rosa today. you have to go way north to get into the upper 60s. 66 today in oakland. and as you head inland, some of these numbers on the mild side with 76 in dublin, 80 in livermore. down by the monterey bay, yeah, it's cloudy now but santa cruz should warm to 69 later on. the look ahead, as much as ten to twelve degrees warmer tomorrow with labor day, maybe some upper 90s and not much of a change tuesday. it's the end of the week where we cool off again.
>> let me put you on the spot. tomorrow petaluma, did you say in the 80s? >> yeah, i would say that, yeah. >> good parade weather then. >> yeah. >> that takes us into our next story. tomorrow afternoon petaluma will honor its little league heroes with a 45 minute parade. they are going to be starting about 1:00. walnut park located at 4th and d streets. look for individual players to be riding in convertible hot rods and classic cars. that's going to be neat. there will be speeches, presentations and, of course, free hot dogs, curtsy of the little league sponsors. the team had a great run at the little league world series in williamsport, pennsylvania. ended up in third place in the entire world. not bad. last night they basked in the below. of oakland coliseum stadium lights as they met with oakland a's stars. they ran out before the game. man, that had to feel about. confidence that took them all the way to the third place finish. >> you are going to go out there
and shag balls with the oakland a's? >> yeah. pretty awesome. >> have you ever been under a major league ball? >> no. >> are you ready for it? >> yeah. >> the team posed with the a's and then enjoyed a first class view. the game against the red sox from a luxury suite. in sports this afternoon cal opens their season against nevada and last night stanford played their first game of the season against san jose state. finding the post andrew luck era more difficult. larry beil has the highlights in sports. >> good morning. stanford began life after luck last night. they needed luck and great at the end to survive against san jose state. stanford's new quarterback, josh, putting on the pads for the first time since the legacy game. 12 of 16 for 82 yards the first half. first completion. goes to tie montgomery for nine regards. the coach said he's a master hang the ball off to stephon
taylor. 38-yard runly taylor. first drive for stanford, 13 plays, 81 yards. fourth down and taylor up and over. 7-0, cardinals. nunez gets his first throwing touchdown. the pump fake. oh, nice pass to drew torrell. 14-0, stanford. san jose state has a new quarterback, too. david, a college transfer. wide open for the touchdown! oh, he would have got in. heaves your typical spartan fan in disbelief. they got a field goal. down 17-3 at the half. second half heating up. nice catch for 21 yards. they bring in the running quarterback, blake, 17-10. next spartan possession, 12 plays, 82 yards, and it is to grigsby on a 21-yard bullet to tie it up at 17. stanford field goal butt them up a 17-8. nunez to montgomery, who drops it. another touchdown! no! nunez only four completion necessary the second half for
124 second yards. fourth and ten, late in the game, and picked off! phales. the throw is snared and that seals it. stanford squeaks by, 20-17, the final in the season opener. on to baseball. the a's hosted boston and petaluma last night, welcoming the petaluma little leaguers. the a's put on an offensive show, bludgeoning boston. before the game, dustin pedroia is measuring himself with 13-year-old bradley smith, who is 6'3" and towers over him. the pride of petaluma, gomes, a base hit to bring in mos sufficient. kids loving that. moss is back and afile plates this ball. 8-1 a's in the sixth. former red sox george kau tarries. he had two homers in the contest. 9-1, a's. no mercy rule in the majors. but boston needed it. another former sock josh reddick, grand slam in the
seventh! the a's romp to their seventh straight win. 20-2. giants and cubs at wrigley field. soriano took some shots at the city of san francisco saying he didn't want to play for the giants, too cold in the bay area. here's his shot off of madison bumgarner. 3-0, cubs in the third, two batters later, saw sea with a long fly ball. blanco is hung up in the ivy out there. the ball is in there as well. start len castro is on first. he's heading for home. buster posey with the tag. they knocked the ball out. kau see oh scores. 5-0, cubs. 6-4 game in the ninth and carlos marmol strikes out sanchez to end it. the giants fall, 6-4. that's a wrap on morning sports. be sure to be with us for the kickoff of college football in prime time on abc7. it's alabama and michigan at 5:00 p.m. our first edition of lexus after the game tonight at 8:30. hope you see you then!
have a great weekend, everybody! i'm larry beil. >> 5:27 right now. in the presidential race, all eyes now turn to north carolina and the democratic national convention. it opens on tuesday. two of california's leading democrats don't plan on attending. find out what they will be missing out on when we get a preview from charlotte next. plus the effort to tax sugary soft drinks in richmond runs
>> topping our news this half-hour, a ballot measure in the east bay are attracting some big bucks. in november richmond voters will decide whether it will become the first city in the nation to attack soda and other sugary drinks with a tax. here are the details. >> there are the slick direct mail advertisements urging voters to vote no on the tax. billboards have popped up arguing the tax would be bad for businesses. leak this small grocery store. >> if they raise the tax, a lot of customers aren't going to buy it anymore. >> this week an anti-tax commercial was filmed at casper's famous hot dogs and another at the movie herety. it's the work of local political action group community coalition against beverage taxes which is getting major funding from the american beverage association.
the group has spent more than $350,000 to stop the ballot measure. a council member said the tax would hurt poor people, is happy for the help. >> so if you are trying to protect your community, do you turn down anybody that wants to help you? >> if approved, the cost of soda and other sugar sweet ended drinks would rise by one penny pressure ounce. that's the brainchild of a cardiology gist. he said sugary drinks lead to serious childhood health problems and a tax would be a deterrent. his side has been outspent by more than 15-1. >> well, i think they should be frightened in that they think we are going to win. >> supporters of the tax say it would raise $3 million a year for childhood fitness programs if it can overcome the intensive ad campaign. >> it doesn't take a lot to sway people when you have a pretty sophisticated ad campaign like this one. but i do think that the pro tax measure is a good one and i hope it's successful. >> this weekend they are in
philadelphia where they are schedule today meet with the mayor there, getting advice on how to pass a soda tax, something that philadelphia has failed to do twice n richmond, john alston, abc7 news. >> iphones are increasingly popular among thieves. so popular that criminals are using violent and dangerous means to steal them. abc7 news reporter vic lee talks with one woman who industries the straightening assault she enjoyed in san francisco all over a i-phone. >> it happened at kelly's tavern last friday shortly after mid-night. healthy sweeney was celebrating her birthday with about a dozen or more friends. it was packed with people dancing to a dj. >> we headed out to the dance floor and we were all kind of hanging out right in this area where we are now. >> sweeney went to check on their coats, which they left there. >> i felt like a large arm go around my rib cage. >> a man grabbed her arm and pulled it back sharply while
female accomplices began grabbing at her jewelry. >> and they instantly were trying to rip my engagement ring off so i made a fist. and that was right when i knew something really bad was happening. then they tried to rip my earrings out of my ear, gave a sharp like tug on my necklace, and then took my phone out of my back pocket, hit me in the face, a closed fist punch in the face. >> the punch blackened her eye and she fell to the ground dazed. it happened fast and the music was blaring, people were dancing. each though there were security guards here, no one saw what happened. >> so we came out here. >> after police were called, sweeney borrowed her friend's cell and they began tracking her stolen phone using her "find my phone" app. >> we tracked it and saw the phone on the map was already on lombard street. >> so they ran down lombard and on tosteinert street. >> we ran two blocks up and they were in a vehicle and it was
moving much faster than we were going to be going. >> police then picked up the chase but the robbers killed the app on the stolen phone by taking the similar card out. >> as soon as it got to u. n. plaza, we love the signal. >> here they cell them out-of-state, even mexico and asia. this is where people have also stepped up their reverse sting operation. >> they have the phone and they have to sell the phone to somebody and that's what we're going after, guys buying the phones. >> just to give you an idea how serious the robberies have become, in the last 24 hours in san francisco, there were 7 iphones and two laptops stolen, one from a man sitting on a porta-potty, if you can imagine that. officers who patrol that area, u. n. plaza, the mid-market corridor, call it the new apple store or apple rack pause eats become the most popular underground market where she's smartphones are being sold. vic lee, abc7 news. a fremont teenager who
police say admits to making a bogus 911 call that resulted in a dog being shot by police is going to be arraigned next week. in happened on trout cart shortly after 2:00 tuesday afternoon. the 19-year-old who called 911 said someone was robbing a neighbor's house. when officers knocked on the door, three pit bulls broke through the gate and came at the place man. one dog was shot and ran away. her owner searched for two days. >> went out in the afternoon, and i found her, my dog. it was the happiest day of my life because i thought i lost her. >> well, the dog was shot in the leg, but she's going to be okay. place say the teenager admitted his 911 call was a hoax. the california legislature presented governor brown with a gift on the last day of the session. a historic pension reform bill. the bill raises the retirement age ever state employees, cuts benefits for new hires, and forces current employees to contribute more for benefits they already have.
the measure could save the state as much at $55 billion but that's over the next 30 years many. a battle of words has erupted between new jersey governor chris christie and governor brown. it started monday when christie called brown an old retread, saying he couldn't believe california voters chose him over meg whitman. today brown said, it's gone. >> i have to tell you, i ran three miles in 29 men's two nights ago. [applause] >> and i here by challenge governor christie to a three mile race, a pushup contest, and a chen-up contest! >> oh, here's the picture of the governor last year doing pushups. well, we are assuming he's doing pushups. we don't see him doing it there, it's a still picture. but he's getting help from his dog. there's no response yet on that challenge from christie. we are a few days away from the democratic national convention being held in
charlotte, north carolina. karen traverse takes alook ahead to the dnc and why the stakes are so high for president obama and the nation. >> president obama has less than 70 days to convince voters to stay the course. >> that's why i am running for president. the united states of america! >> democrats need to make the election a choice between president obama's plans for economic recovery and that of republicans. not a referendum on the president' record. >> president obama's theme to the election has been forward. that he will take the country forward. he has to actually show how he's going to do that. >> but with a struggling economy, that many been easy. polls show that americans have grown increasingly frustrated with the president's handling of the economy and that's making this a very tight race. >> we know we still have a lot of work to do to get to where we need to be. but we are going to get there! >> next week in charlotte it will be up to democrats to tout the obama presidency. >> because my healthcare law, obamacare, you know, i call his
plan romney doesn't care. >> a reignited base. >> four more years! >> and a plan for america's future. >> in tampa paul ryan asked the question, without new leadership why should the next four years be any different than the last four years? barack obama has to answer that question. >> democrats will be rolling out heavyweights to lend a hand, including former president bill clinton, and president obama's so-called closer. >> we have come so far but we have so much more work to do! >> so far president obama's strong personal like ability ratings are keeping him afloat. next week he needs to convince americans his promise of hope and change can still be met. they just need to give him another four years. abc news, charlotte, north carolina. mark matthews will be live next week from the democratic national convention in charlotte. you can get instant updates all week long from mark by following him on our facebook page or on
twitter at matthewsabc7. up next, some health advisories you need to know about. a bay area universities comes up with chicken pox case. and some 10,000 people who stayed in yosemite's tent cabins are told they may have been exposed to the deadly hantavirus. next you will hear it straight from park officials. next a live look out. you can see we have some flags blowing every so slightly at the embarcadero. a zoomed-in look at the ferry building. we will talk about the warming trend
>> health concerns at san francisco state this weekend. a second student has been diagnosed with chicken pox. the cases appear to be unrelate the but school officials say they anticipate more cases. yesterday a letter went out to students and faculty advising chicken pox can take anywhere from three days to three weeks before the itchy, red source again to show up. officials at yosemite national park say this morning as many as 10,000 people could be exposed to the hantavirus. there have been six confirmed cases and two deaths. now an unprecedented numbers of cancellations as news of the disease spreads. abc news reporter stephanie stone has the latest. >> no shortage of vourists in the village. there's hardly any parking.
even though the signature cabins, deemed a favorite place to stay, are closed for an undetermined amount of time. dawn stayed in those same cabins with her family back in july during the time period when officials first noticed the problem. >> i stayed in the 900 block, the cabins over there. had a wonderful time with my family and everyone is still healthy, and it's been six weeks now. >> in fact, she says she loved it so much, she's back again with her friends. she's not giving the hantavirus a second thought. >> we are taking just a few precautions, maybe not putting our backpacks on the floor. but i'm not worried about it. >> park officials say that some 400 cab against that are open are designed differently than the signature ones. they are older. they don't have the double insulated walls, which are being blamed for the deer might infestation. hantavirus is spread through contact with deer mice, urine and droppings. >> we've taken apart the specific areas where we feel the mice are getting into the
cabins. we've taken out all that insulation and replaced it and replaced boards and patched up areas where we feel the mice are getting inside. >> they also say it's rare to contract the virus, which is exactly how joan feels. >> i guess i'm looking at things positively. i'm still enjoying the beautiful nature here. the park is receiving more than 1,000 calls a day from frightened visitors concerned about the growing jut break in yosemite. around here we have overcast this morning, but it's going to change nicely. >> it is. we had a cool day yesterday and a little bit different today with the numbers coming up a few degrees. but mist and drizzle at our coast and our cooling trend continues just for one more day. so two-thirds of the weekend much, much warmer. i'll explain coming up. >> all right. plus, one of the bay area's biggest and oldest art festivals kicks off,
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5:4*6 an saturday morning. we have labor day weekend going on. it's not a lot of traffic on the golden gate bridge, which is what we are looking at at a live picture right now. not a lot of traffic anyway on a labor day weekend. a lot of people out of town. but it seems a little lighter than usual. looks dry out there. there was a mist this morning when i came across about 3:00, 3:15 but it doesn't seem to be happening now and everything moving smoothly out there. we will get more on the forecast from lisa in about one minute. but there's a new speed sailing record just set on san francisco bay. take a look at this. it reached a speed of 43.1 miles an hour during a nautical mile run yesterday off of peer 39. that's a speed sailing record. but the nine story high hydrotear can go faster than that. it's been briefly clocked at 59 miles an hour, making it the
world's fastest sailing boat. if you are going to go out on san francisco, 58 miles an hour would be either thrilling or terrifying, depending on who you are. i think it would be thrilling. >> i think it would be terrifying. let's not go together. >> no, let's not. >> definitely on the cool side today. starting out with plenty of clouds and mist and drizzle that you mentioned. here's a look at 80 outside. august is going down as the warmest month on record in reno with an average temperature of 79 degrees. that's sense records have been kept since 1888, while san francisco 3.6 below the average. so, yeah, it's been another coolish summer around here. of course, it's not over yet, but this is the long holiday weekend with maybe the last gasp of summer? naa! >> we are looking at the clouds in the east bay. also the north bay. and right now the peninsula looking okay. we do have some wind around the
area, but the fog is going to be a little bit stubborn throughout our morning hours. 56 in concord. good morning to you. 59 in mountain view. 53 in the city and 58 in oakland. so the winds, they are pretty gusty at sfo. up to 20 miles an hour. we've had some delays the past couple days due to the low ceiling. so perhaps again today. a south wind up to 24 in concord. so a little breezy out that way as well. so some areas of bris he will closer to the shoreline. otherwise cloudy skies, partly cloudy this afternoon with temperatures once again well below average, but only for one more day. we are looking at much warmer weather tomorrow into the labor day holiday. in fact, it's going to get pretty hot around here. for the next couple of hours then you notice the fog well into the delta with that westerly wind. it's noontime and we still have the clouds in marin and down around the san mateo coast. but then they are pulling back from our east bay and by about 5:00 we will see a good deal of
sunshine except at our cove. it's going to be cool with numbers in the 50s there. by tomorrow morning quickly we will see the fog retreat. that's going to make for a warmer afternoon. but we are still going to see the low clouds and fog appear to into tomorrow morning as well. the culprit is an upper level low that sits to the west of us. it continues to track to the east and once it does we will get on the back side of it and with more of a northerly offshore push we warm up quickly tomorrow. today plenty of 700 -- 70s here. the 42nd annual milbrae art and wine festival today. big crowds expected here. in the upper 60s. so a nice afternoon with numbers warming through the 70s tomorrow. 63 downtown. average high should be about 70. in sausalito today and tomorrow, the big festival. near east bay look for a cool 64 in berkeley today with 72 in
fremont. and utility over the hills today we have mild numbers from dublin to danville. upper 70s there with 80 in live more. by the monterey bay, it's 62 later on this afternoon but plenty of clouds right now. the look ahead. big warmup tomorrow, labor a day we continue to heat up. good barbecue weather and not much change tuesday. the change comes wednesday, thursday and friday with more cool air headed our way. the timing on this one pretty good. >> thanks very much. you are talking about the weather over there in sausalito. the 60s edition of the sausalito art festival. check being off with a sold-out gala tonight, and news and controversy. don sanchez has a preview. >> it's such a prestige as you festival. >> it's what atrackedded her to the job. art he was want to get in here, 2714 showing off their works in 14 categories. george sumner has been exhibiting for 45 years. >> it has some very focused art
audience. not only for paintings, but for all the a tropical storm. >> it's because the works are judged by those selected by the artist. >> we started asking them at then of every show to tell us the person they felt that their category represented that category better than anybody else. give us their name. >> this is the show poster this year. >> this year being the 60s annual, i wanted to incorporate all kinds of things that represent the 60s annual. >> she carved this wood block for the original present and colored it with watered colors. the best of the pros are here. in the bay model there are student works from the botanical gardens. the art he was do well and sausalito benefits with visitors and proceeds. >> all the money goings back to the local community. all the proceeds from the festival goes back to grants and scholarships. it's a great economic impact that way. >> and there is an exhibit. the american icons competition depicting the golden gate bridge
and one by douglas brett that's created controversy. it was materially taken off the website because, warning, it shows a person jumping off the bridge. >> the piece was a piece that did, you know, was sensitive to some people. >> so the board added this disclaimer. it is still in the show. >> the image is very powerful, it's very simplistic, and i have to tell you, i mean, it makes you think for a second when you look at something like that. but that's what art does. >> that's don sanchez reporting. there's another area art festival to check out this weekend. lisa than mentioning. the 42nd annual milbrae art and wine festival conclusion off this morning at 1:00. billed as the last blast of summer. admission is free so get out and enjoy the long weekend. well, how about this for a wakeup call? mountain view and orange juice. it'sna this morning on the breakfast menu at taco bell. it's going to be mixed in the
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